Shopping in Italy

Amongst the issues you can buy in Italy there are: leather footwear, jackets and bags, designer clothes, knitted put on, millinery, china, crystal, jewellery and knick-knacks, souvenirs and old-fashioned frames

Advice on how to shop:
-Shops selling manufactured goods are generally opened Monday - Saturday from eight am till 8 pm, with a break from 1 pm to 3.30 pm. Every season is ended with sales periods.
-The best place to purchase elite garments and footwear is Rome, with its well-known Via del Corso buying street, Gucci and Armani boutiques by the Spanish Steps and Valentino boutique on By way of Condotti. Best leather jackets and coats are sold in Florence (not far from Santa Croce church). In addition to designer boutiques there are lots of fine shops found on Italian coast. Better not shop at flea markets since the high quality of goods is much worse and you may be swindled. Italians do not generally cheat, but a foreigner ought to usually be beware of shortchanging and so on.


Tuscan wines are amongst the best in the globe. The most well-liked is Chianti. Veneto is well-known for its Cabernet. But the primary Italian wine-making region is Lazio, renowned for its Frascati wine. If the label is marked with a DOCG sign, this indicates highest high quality is assured.

If you purchase things in Europe Tax-free Buying shops, you might be in a position to get some of your money back in the type of a VAT (value-added tax) refund (if the goods are new, of course). The procedure is rather easy. When creating a purchase ask shop assistant for a Tax-free Buying Cheque. When leaving Italy you will have to go to Customs office in the airport, show the goods you purchase, Tax-free cheque and a receipt from the shop. Following that go to Tax-free Cash Refund workplace (generally situated in the airport Duty Free shops) and get your cash in money.



Sales season is called "Saldi" and lasts in Rome from the middle of July till the middle of September plus throughout the period from Christmas till the initial week of March. This is the time when leader designers reduce costs for their goods. Most cheap clothes are sold in shops below the less known brands footwear and accessories are also on sale. Thoughts that each reduce-price post ought to have a cost label with its original cost mentioned on it. Total sale, Liquidazioni, generally indicates the lowest prices. Other signboards like Vendite promozionali (promotional costs) and Sconti (discounts) are usually placed in a storefront just to attract buyers. Entrata libera signboard means "Just drop in".

As for local individuals, they favor shopping in the markets and stores far from the city centre, where the high quality of goods is also high, but the costs are lower. There are also shops promoting final season's "pret-a-porte" goods, sometimes even designer ones. These are also cheap and good.


Milan suburbs. 1 of the most well-known Italian buying centers is discovered in Serravalle Scrivia, 108 from Milan. Designer McArthurGlen is a massive outlet 32 thousand sq. meters big. The outlet is filled with about 150 shops promoting last season's designer garments and accessories for cheap.